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Qatar Airways begins Zanzibar route

3 Jul 2015 by GrahamSmith

Qatar Airways has started a five-times weekly service to Zanzibar, with the outbound flights travelling via Kilimanjaro.

On October 1, the service will become daily, with three weekly non-stop flights and four via Kilimanjaro.

The current five-times weekly Doha-Kilimanjaro-Zanzibar-Doha service operates on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Flight QR1355 departs Doha at 0850, lands in Kilimanjaro at 1420, then takes-off again at 1520 and arrives in Zanzibar at 1620, before leaving Zanzibar at 1720 and landing in Doha at 2235.

From October 1, QR1355 will operate the same route and timings, but four-times weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

It will run in conjunction with flight QR1357, which will fly Doha-Zanzibar-Kilimanjaro-Doha on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Flight QR1357 will depart Doha at 0850 and arrive in Zanzibar at 1440, before leaving Zanzibar at 1540, arriving in Kilimanjaro at 1640, taking-off from Kilimanjaro at 1740 and landing in Doha at 2235.

Marwan Koleilat, Qatar Airways' CCO, said: "This latest route marks yet another significant milestone for the airline that has spread its international wings to its 20th gateway in Africa and 148th destination globally."

Qatar Airways is operating an A320 in a two-class configuration, with 12 seats in business and up to 132 in economy, on the route.

Zanzibar is the Gulf carrier's third destination in Tanzania, joining Kilimanjaro and Dar-es-Salaam.

Yesterday, it emerged that Qatar Airways will remove its A319 all-business class service from its London Heathrow route later this year (see news, July 2).

qatarairways.com

Graham Smith

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